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Natural Beauty Guide

Natural Beauty Guide

Our simple guide to help you clean up your cosmetics… The average woman uses 16 different beauty products every single day and when you consider that most beauty and skincare products are packed with chemicals, it’s shocking to think that we are overloading our sensitive skin with undesirable ingredients. What’s worse, our skin absorbs up to 60 percent of what it comes in to contact with – so all those nasties are actually entering our bodies. Lucky, there is a…

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Probiotics and Digestive Health

Probiotics and Digestive Health

Discover the link between probiotics and good digestive health… Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, forming what is commonly referred to as the gut microbiome. These bacterial cells inhibit every inch of your gastrointestinal tract, which have a major influence on your immune and digestive function, and even your metabolism, mood and weight regulation. “More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. We feel this is still relevant today and believe too that…

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10 Summer Supplements

10 Summer Supplements

Esther Mills-Roberts suggests 10 summer supplements to help you maintain health and wellness during the hot, sunny season… August, the month when summer is officially in full swing. The sun cream is being blobbed on, you’re out and active, your fruit and vegetable intakes are on the up and you’re looking forward to getting away and having a well-deserved break. But what are the top summer supplements that can help to maintain health and wellness this summer season? Good bacteria,…

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Supplements for Psoriasis

Supplements for Psoriasis

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements August is psoriasis awareness month, focusing on an inflammatory skin disease in which new cells are produced around 10 times faster than normal. These skin cells push up to the surface to form characteristic raised, red patches covered with fine, silvery scales that can vary in size from a few millimetres to extensive, plaques covering most of the body. In some cases, sterile pustules form – usually…

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Mango Turmeric Tarts

Mango Turmeric Tarts

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory spice and delicious combined with sweet mango flesh and creamy cashew nuts. This raw cheesecake can be made into one large tart or individual tartlets. (makes 12 individual or one large) Ingredients for the crust: 150g almonds 50g desiccated coconut Pinch of sea salt 125g raisins or dried cherries 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp coconut oil  For the filling: 300g cashews, soaked overnight and drained 400g chopped mango 150g…

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Asian Coconut Broth with Dumplings

Asian Coconut Broth with Dumplings

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A light, healing broth, which makes use of homemade stock and coconut milk. The dumplings can be made with white fish as well as prawns, for a light flavoursome soup. (serves 2) Ingredients: 1 x 400g can full fat coconut milk 100ml homemade chicken stock 1 ½ tsp tom yum paste 1 spring onion, finely sliced 1 tsp tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos ¼ tsp turmeric powder 100g baby spinach or boy choy, shredded…

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Apple Sauerkraut

Apple Sauerkraut

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Sweet apples with spices and cabbage makes this a delicious sweet sauerkraut. It’s delicious piled on top of a baked sweet potato or homemade bread, served alongside roast meats or fish or added to salads. (makes 1 litre jar) Ingredients: 1 head of white cabbage 2 tbsp sea salt 3 red apples 1 tsp grated root ginger ½-1 tsp ground cinnamon, to taste Method: Shred the cabbage in a food processor or chop with a…

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Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

Vegan Banoffee Pie in a Glass

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A fabulous vegan dessert based on the traditional favourite banoffee pie but much healthier. Probiotic rich foods like yoghurt and kefir provide beneficial bacteria that aid digestive health, while bananas are a prebiotic supporting gut microbiome diversity. (serves 4-6) Ingredients for chocolate crumb layer: 60g pecans 2 tbsp raw cacao powder 100g gluten free oats 30g goji berries or other dried berries For banana caramel layer: 2 ripe bananas 100g almond nut butter 1 tbsp…

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Mango Lime Sorbet

Mango Lime Sorbet

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Packed with vitamin C to support collagen production, this is such a simple recipe with only four ingredients. If you have a high speed blender or food processor you can make instant sorbet by using frozen mango chunks. If not simply blend up the ingredients and freeze until firm. (serves 4) Ingredients: 5 fresh mint leaves 2 tbsp lime juice 4 tbsp orange juice 400g frozen mango chunks Method: Place the mint leaves, lime juice…

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Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey A simple, refreshing summer soup. Little preparation involved – just chop up the tomatoes and peppers and roast until golden. Blending in the can of beans provides protein and fibre and makes the soup deliciously creamy. This could also be served cold. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and all of the major carotenoids, especially lycopene. These carotenoids help reduce damage to the skin and may prevent wrinkling. (serves 2) Ingredients: 2 red…

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